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January 18, 2018 12:07 PM Nus Ghani is first Muslim woman minister to speak in Commons

Nus Ghani has made history by becoming the first female Muslim minister to speak from the Commons dispatch box. Recently appointed as Transport Minister, Ms Ghani was cheered as she addressed questions about station access for disabled people. Ms Ghani, Wealden MP since 2015, is the daughter of Pakistani immigrants. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling 9

January 17, 2018 3:44 PM Jeremy Corbyn Hits Back At Claims He’s Too Old To Be Prime Minister

His office dismisses claims as ‘nonsense’ Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed claims that he is too old to be Prime Minister and insisted he is “extremely energetic” in the fight against the Tory government. The Labour leader’s office hit back at anonymous claims from shadow ministers that 68-year-old Corbyn’s age would be a hindrance with the next election 12

January 15, 2018 11:18 PM Philip Hammond issues SHOCK claim UK will KEEP 'European-style' economy after Brexit

CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond has said the UK will have a “European-style” economy after we have left the EU, despite pressure from leading Brexiteers calling for a change of direction. Mr Hammond insists that last year’s election outcome “made it very clear” the British people want to stick with the current system, despite the “leave” result in the referendum 14

January 12, 2018 7:58 PM The Latest: McSally embraces Trump in Arizona Senate bid

Arizona congresswoman Martha McSally is embracing President Donald Trump and his hardline immigration rhetoric as she launches her bid to replace retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake. U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., speaks with supporters at a rally, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. McSally announced Friday that she is running for the U.S. Senate seat being 6

January 11, 2018 10:53 PM Czech election: Could liberal centrist claim shock president win?

AS VOTING opens in the presidential election, Czechia is split between the pro-Russian views of president Miloš Zeman and more centrist views. Mr Zeman also has vehement anti-Muslim views, and has referred to the 2015 refugee crisis as an “organised invasion of Europe”. He also claims it is “impossible to integrate” Muslims into Czech society 13

January 11, 2018 11:35 AM 'So wrong': Furious minister lashes out at PM's former chief of staff over claim Justine Greening was axed from Cabinet after blocking tuition fee cuts

A minister was embroiled in an extraordinary public spat with Theresa May's former chief of staff today amid claims Justine Greening was axed from the Cabinet for blocking tuition fee cuts. Jo Johnson lashed out at Nick Timothy after he suggested Ms Greening, who lost her job as Education Secretary in the reshuffle, was preventing reforms. Mr Timothy 4

January 11, 2018 9:55 AM Date revealed for by-election

A BY-ELECTION to fill a council position left vacant after a former Lord Mayor quit last week will be held on February 15. Councillor Sonja Crisp told The Press she was resigning from her Holgate ward role partly because of a neurological condition, Willis-Ekbom disease, which can mean her limbs do not stop moving. The 63-year-old was Lord Mayor of York in 2015/16 and had served 5

January 10, 2018 3:30 PM Carles Puigdemont gains backing from Catalonia's two main pro-independence parties for re-election

Pro-union leaders say Mr Puigdemont, who is in self-imposed exile, cannot lead the region "via WhatsApp or as a hologram". Mr Puigdemont fled to Brussels in self-imposed exile after he was sacked by the Spanish government in October for his role in staging an illegal referendum and unilaterally declaring independence. A deal for Mr Puigdemont’s party 11

January 9, 2018 5:08 AM Christie set to deliver his final state of the state address

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to deliver his final state of the state address. The Republican governor will address the Democratic-led Legislature on Tuesday afternoon at the Statehouse. Christie will be turning over state government control to Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy, who takes office on Jan. 16. FILE- In this Nov. 29, 2017, file photo 3

January 4, 2018 7:06 AM Brilliant moment Owen Jones is SHUT DOWN by Sky News host over Tory party votes

OWEN JONES was hilariously shut down by Sky News host Jayne Secker over his comments about the popularity of the Conservative party. The left-wing author was appearing as part of a Sky News discussion about Toby Young’s appointment to the Government's new university regulator when Jones went off on a tangent. Jones had started discussing the controversial 6